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Chilled lead vs. Magnum.  Is one better than the other for Cowboy?  I'll be loading 12ga. black powder.  Thanks!!!

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Open cylinder at 12 yds on 9-12” round/square/rectangular KDs is the normal match SG array.

 

You will see a higher % on targets with plastic wads vs. fiber wads than chilled vs. magnum lead.

 

I save my strongest SG loads for clay flier activators and distant targets. 

 

Reclaimed lead from skeet/trap ranges is cheaper than new shot, often $30 vs, $50 for 25 pounds.

 

I shoot 7/8 oz of reclaimed lead at 750 FPS with 100% hits at 12 yds. 

 

Just sayin’

Amarillo Rattler

 

 

 

 

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I too am shooting a mix of reclaimed shot from the trap range,over 1 1/8 oz. shot but over  Goex ,

at 1,100 fps. 

It is mostly number 8 with some 7 1/2 mixed in ...

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There will be no noticeable difference at our distance. As others have said, which ever is cheaper or what ever is in stock.

I had horrible luck using someones home made shot plugging up my shot tube so I'm not sure I want to try reclaimed shot fearing the same results. It would make a real mess when It would drop late all over the press.

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I think reclaimed is just fine if it's clean and graphited  I got some not knowing any better that was gray and filled with gray dust. I washed it a couple of times and it was still nasty.

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Here's what the water looked like.

 

My local shot source,  reclaimed, clean and graphited, is only $2/25 lbs less than new. Last time I priced it. 

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I have been buying re-manufactured shot from a private individual in Florida for years, and have been extremely happy with it.  He sells through GunBroker, 50 pounds, $70.00 delivered.

 

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/744545033

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3 hours ago, Ya Big Tree said:

There will be no noticeable difference at our distance. As others have said, which ever is cheaper or what ever is in stock.

I had horrible luck using someones home made shot plugging up my shot tube so I'm not sure I want to try reclaimed shot fearing the same results. It would make a real mess when It would drop late all over the press.

 

 Did you add some graphite to the shot. There's another thread going on graphite. I use ONLY reclaimed shot but I add a small puff of powdered graphite from a tube into a used up 1lb powder bottle about 2/3's full of shot. Then I roll it around and shake it end to end to mix in the graphite with the shot. I've never had a problem in my Mec 9000 using reclaimed. Using home made shot a friend of yours makes should meter fine with a tad bit of the graphite.

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35 minutes ago, Dutch Wheeler said:

I have been buying re-manufactured shot from a private individual in Florida for years, and have been extremely happy with it.  He sells through GunBroker, 50 pounds, $70.00 delivered.

 

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/744545033

Lead shot is scarce around here.  I found one bag of 7.5 for $52.00.  I told the sales men I wanted plain lead shot not the Gold plated kind.  He just smiled and said good luck finding some.  HA!!  Just found some thanks to Dutch!!

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19 minutes ago, Randingo said:

Lead shot is scarce around here.  I found one bag of 7.5 for $52.00.  I told the sales men I wanted plain lead shot not the Gold plated kind.  He just smiled and said good luck finding some.  HA!!  Just found some thanks to Dutch!!

 

Glad I could help!  You won't be disappointed!   Great shot, at an affordable price.

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im shooting really dirty reclaimed shot - i got it cheap , i load way down and it dont take much to knock down the targets where i shoot , i think the wadd would do it if properly placed , im not real concerned about my shotgun - its a working gun , but for those that care a lot i understand , 

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Howdy

                Bought just over 5 ton of reclaimed shot a few years back..make bullets & use the shot once washed & graphited, mostly for us to use but do sell to pards , works great !

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7 hours ago, Charlie Whiskers said:

 

 Did you add some graphite to the shot. There's another thread going on graphite. I use ONLY reclaimed shot but I add a small puff of powdered graphite from a tube into a used up 1lb powder bottle about 2/3's full of shot. Then I roll it around and shake it end to end to mix in the graphite with the shot. I've never had a problem in my Mec 9000 using reclaimed. Using home made shot a friend of yours makes should meter fine with a tad bit of the graphite.

 

"laughing"

" I add a small puff of powdered graphite".   Well that's where I went wrong with graphite. I used 100X's a puff and had a mess. The guy that made the shot is gone now, His shot was all different shapes and sizes. round, teardrop and hourglass shaped. I may give reclaimed a chance again some day. I think I'm paying $40 - $45 a bag now for new, but have seen it as high as $55 a bag.

 

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